Small Appliances

42 Kitchen-Tested Products

Instant Pot Ace Blender
Published: February 2019
Instant Pot Ace Blender
Is cooking in your blender finally a reality?
Stovetop Griddles
Published: July 2019
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Small Stand Mixers
Published: May 2019
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
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Indoor Gardens
Published: January 2019
Indoor Gardens
Countertop garden systems promise to make it easy to grow fresh herbs. Do they d…
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The June Intelligent Oven
Published: September 2018
The June Intelligent Oven
A countertop oven with artificial intelligence that “recognizes” and automatical…
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Indoor Pizza Ovens
Published: September 2018
Indoor Pizza Ovens
Is a specialty appliance the secret to making great pizza at home?
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
Published: September 2018
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
This intelligent cooking set includes an induction burner that wirelessly commun…
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Published: July 2018
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cold-brewed coffee in 25 minutes instead of the standard 12 to 24 hours: the rea…
Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
Published: January 2016
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian…
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High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
Published: January 2016
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
We tested two high-end food processors to see whether they offered any extra fea…
Rice Cookers
Published: May 2015
Rice Cookers
A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof…
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Large Ice Cream Makers
Published: May 2015
Large Ice Cream Makers
We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cr…
Bread Machines
Published: March 2015
Bread Machines
We tested five bread machines to see if the newer, less-expensive models now on …
Home Seltzer Makers
Published: September 2014
Home Seltzer Makers
Home seltzer makers that transform still water into sparkling promise clear adva…
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Portable Crock Pot
Published: September 2013
Portable Crock Pot
This device is designed to both transport and warm your food for hot lunches any…
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
Published: November 2017
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
The Instant Pot is incredibly popular. But is it really the best multicooker on …
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Ice Cream Cone Makers
Published: July 2012
Ice Cream Cone Makers
Want to make crispy, fresh ice cream cones at home? Try one of these ice cream c…
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Electric Gravy Warmer
Published: November 2010
Electric Gravy Warmer
For many Thanksgiving diners, turkey is merely a vehicle for the star of the sho…
Adjustable Electric Kettles
Published: March 2010
Adjustable Electric Kettles
You could boil water, let it cool, and check with an instant-read thermometer fo…
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Innovative Teapots
Published: March 2009
Innovative Teapots
We tested small teapots with unusual strainers and dispensing mechanisms that pr…
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Milk Frother
Published: January 2009
Milk Frother
For making purees and soups, we turn to our trusty immersion blender. But is the…
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Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
Published: March 2013
Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
The success of our favorite—but very pricey—Dutch automatic drip model spurred t…
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Blenders (Battery-Powered)
Published: September 2008
Blenders (Battery-Powered)
Useful maybe for outdoors, could this blender compare to a countertop model?
Tabletop Grills
Published: July 2007
Tabletop Grills
Can you bring restaurant-style tabletop grilling home?
Midpriced Blenders
Published: July 2017
Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
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Immersion Blenders
Published: February 2017
Immersion Blenders
Manufacturers brag about speeds and power, but what really makes a good blender?…
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Quesadilla Maker
Published: March 2005
Quesadilla Maker
Do you really need this?
Electric Spice Grinders
Published: May 2004
Electric Spice Grinders
Is it worth the trouble? Yes. And it’s no trouble at all if you choose the right…
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Blade-Style Coffee Grinders
Published: February 2019
Blade-Style Coffee Grinders
Mornings can be difficult; grinding coffee should be easy, fast, and fuss-free. …
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Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Published: July 2019
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
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Indoor Smokeless Grills
Published: October 2019
Indoor Smokeless Grills
Are smokeless grills truly smokeless, or do they just smoke less?
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Testing Air-Fryer Toaster Ovens
Published: October 2019
Testing Air-Fryer Toaster Ovens
Can these countertop ovens successfully combine the functions of two useful appl…
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Induction Burners
Published: August 2019
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
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Toaster Ovens
Published: August 2019
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Inexpensive Stand Mixers
Published: July 2019
Inexpensive Stand Mixers
We tested six models priced under $200 against our previous winner. Could any st…